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Dating When the Dough Is Low
By Leigh Harper

I love the idea of a date night. Spending intentional, one-on-one time with my husband fills me to the tip-top. It makes me feel cherished.

But in some seasons, our budget for dating has been skimpy.

You can probably relate. Rather than pushing dating to the wayside or considering it an “extra” luxury you can’t afford, challenge yourself to keep dates a priority, even if it means getting creative. Here are some ideas for dating on the cheap.

Swap childcare. If you have kids and need a sitter, find another couple to swap date nights with instead of hiring someone.

Coffee, with bucket list creation. Over coffee at home or a local coffee shop, dream together. Make a list of things you’d like to do with your spouse one day.

These can be extravagant, like trips, or more simple, like reading a book together each year.

During your date, pick which item you’ll tackle together first, and put it on your calendar.

Get moving. Exercise together! Movement is good for our bodies and our minds, so go for a hike, bike ride, or a more casual stroll through your neighborhood.

Explore another culture. Pick a country, and then find a recipe and movie from it. Make the recipe at home and stream the movie. As a bonus, learn a few sexy phrases in the country’s native language!

Happy dating!

Need more inspiration? Read tips for planning a “Great Date Night.”

The Good Stuff: Let all that you do be done in love. (1 Corinthians 16:14)

Action Points: By the end of today, schedule your next date with your spouse!

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